Published on : 02/14/2020 – 18:54Modified : 02/14/2020 – 18:54
After a playful encounter, the Zamalek dominated Espérance de Tunis during the African Super Cup (1-3). A new trophy for the Egyptian club, which further frustrates its Tunisian counterpart, already defeated in the 2019 edition.
Patrice Carteron is indeed the bane of ES Tunis. The French coach, who allowed Raja Casablanca to win the 2019 edition of the African Super Cup against the Tunisian club, did it again in 2020 at the helm of Zamalek (1-3). The Egyptian club, which won the Confederation Cup last season, offers the scalp of the disputed winner of the last Champions League.
It didn’t take long to see the nets tremble in this Super Cup. From the 2e minute of play, the Zamalek took the lead, Obama taking advantage of the wait-and-see attitude of the Tunisian defense to conclude with a head a good cross from the left (0-1, 2e).
Lead of entry, Hope relied on its Ghanaian international Bonsu. Served twice full axis, however, it failed to adjust the target (14e, 20e). Opposite, Mohamed’s two consecutive attempts (16e, 25e) suffered the same fate, and it was on a rather logical advantage for the Egyptians that the first period ended.
This time the VAR worked
Back from the locker room, the EST finally found some solutions in the game. They even managed to pick up the score by Benguit, who converted without blinking a whistled penalty after intervention by the VAR (1-1, 53e). A video arbitration that this time did not cause a scandal, as had been the case in the final of the African Champions League in spring 2019.
But the joy of Mouine Chaabani’s men was short-lived. Even before playtime, Ben Cherki was responsible for putting the Zamalek back on track, concluding with a flat foot a nice tumbled right side (1-2, 58e). Then, at the very end of the match, it was on a counter assassin that the Tunisian Sassi put an end to the suspense, by deceiving the opposing doorman with a little dive (1-3, 90e2).
A final achievement that was right of the last hopes of the leader of the Tunisian championship, ultimately logically beaten by a convincing Egyptian formation. The Zamalek which, after its successes in 1994, 1997 and 2003, thus adds a fourth success in the Supercup to its prize list.